What is the Global Security Exchange (GSX)?

Learn about the American Society for Industrial Security International the (ASIS) organization responsible for holding GSX — the most trusted event for security management professionals worldwide.




This year the Global Security Exchange was held in Atlanta, Georgia September 12th-14th, 2022. Three members of our team, Mike Arnold, Keith Epperson, and Russ W. attended the event featuring 200+ presenters in the vast field of security solutions! GSX has been the world’s most comprehensive networking event for more than 65 years. 




Originally founded in 1955, ASIS officially changed its name to ASIS International to reflect their international expansion in 2002. ASIS International is the largest membership organization for security management professionals across the globe. With hundreds of chapters worldwide, ASIS is known as the authority for learning, networking, standards, research, and analysis within the securities realm. ASIS International ensures its constituents and the security community have access to the resources critical to safeguarding their community, property, and informational assets. 

Learn more about the work ASIS International does at www.asisonline.org.

As of 2018, educational or networking events hosted by ASIS International have been referred to as the “Global Security Exchange.” GSX meets annually to help fulfill the educational needs of the global security community, with in-person and digital experiences unlike any other in security management. ASIS International remains dedicated to expanding and enhancing security proficiency, best practices, and offers networking opportunities for security professionals across different disciplines. 


Get access to the information & resources by visiting www.gsx.org.

ASIS International members represent nearly every industry in public or private sectors of security organizations. Entry-level managers to CSOs, and CEOs, — security veterans to consultants.  Also, if you are transitioning from law enforcement or the military, the ASIS International community is global, diverse, and here to help you with your professional goals along the way. 



No other securities organization possesses the extensive array of educational opportunities, expertise, or experience — they offer a range of education programs, publications and events to enable security management professionals to thrive. ASIS International resources evolved from consultation with leading industry specialists, and their resources are developed to support security industry professionals at every stage in their careers.

“ASIS International seeks and maintains partnerships with public and private organizations around the world to provide critical opportunities for ASIS members to engage on the issues that most affect security professionals.” — asisonline.org

“It was a rare annual opportunity to connect with my colleagues at GSX 2022. Having been in the industry for several years, GSX gives me the opportunity to network with the security industry while representing Acoem and Acoustic Threat Detection. It’s always an incredible experience to have the chance to meet with other professionals on this scale, answer questions about our product (ATD) and also to learn about new and emerging technologies.” — Russ W. ATD Sales Director

“The GSX Atlanta conference was an outstanding learning experience about not only contemporary emerging technologies in the global security industry, but also just as importantly, minimizing risk. It is a rare opportunity to meet with that many like-minded professionals dedicated and involved in security monitoring.” — Keith Epperson ATD Sales Team Member

 

“The Global Security Exchange 2022 in Atlanta, was my first GSX experience. I had a great time at the GSX meeting with dozens of our current integrators and technology partners.  To see all the new technology offerings in the security world — how our Acoustic Threat Detection Technology can fit with these new offerings was enlightening.  I’m really looking forward to the partnerships and the learning experience GSX will bring next year.” — Mike Arnold ATD Sales Manager

Our team attended, learned a lot from similar, yet different security disciplines, and enjoyed the community at the Global Securities Exchange event in Atlanta this year. If you would like to learn more about what we do in the security management industry with our product, Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) check out this overview blog post all about our advancements with our cutting edge acoustic sensor technology. See you at GSX in 2023!


What is Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD)?

An overview of how Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) — powered by Acoem, can help you protect your community…



Did you know there is a technology that has been developed capable of detecting audible events affecting public safety, such as gunshots or explosions? What difference could we make within our communities in these situations, if first responders were alerted immediately after an audible threat has taken place? This idea is a reality with Acoustic Threat Detection. 



ATD is perhaps one of the most interesting technologies focused on public safety, that you may have never heard of.  Imagine if your organization could be alerted instantly, with real-time tracking information in the unfortunate event of a gun fired or an explosion occurring? The application of Acoustic Threat Detection technology can be pivotal assisting either emergency response teams or your internal organization. With ATD you can identify for instance, at a school, corporate campus, venue or transit center exactly what happened, and where. 

Being able to respond as quickly as possible during these situations is crucial — minutes matter. Which is why for over 27-years the technology of Acoustic Threat Detection has been developed.  ATD protects communities with its ability to detect and accurately identify gunshots, explosions and even shattered glass. 



With the capability to specifically detect audible threats, our clients can put protocols in place enabling them to respond much faster than they could otherwise. Lock down the location, contact the authorities, initiate internal notifications, identify the perpetrator if possible, and the exact location where the event took place. Most importantly, locate those who need help.  

How does Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) technology work? 



ATD can decipher different sounds such as gunshots utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our Acoustic Threat Detection technology at Acoem differs from our competitors because we use multiple sensors inside each pod, giving our product the ability to localize the exact location of a gunshot taking place, with a single pod.  Through continuous development, our AI consistently distinguishes between false alarms and actual audible threats.  



For example, when gunfire is detected by one of our sensors, the unit identifies not only the muzzle blast, but also the ballistic sound wave caused by the projectile in motion.  In addition to gunfire, our ATD technology can even decipher elevated voices from shattered glass, or an explosion. The sensor then locates and tracks where the event took place. 



ATD sensors work independently.  Start with a single unit if that is all that is required for your application — you can add more as needed. We will help you build your own integrated ATD system from the ground up. Acoem’s Acoustic Threat Detection sensors are fully customizable. 

Additional complimentary technologies have been integrated into our Acoustic Threat Detection sensors.



Not only do Acoem ATD sensors detect and distinguish various acoustic threats, a companion camera can also be activated to visually monitor the situation. When outfitted with a point-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera or integrated with a video management system (VMS) you are already using, ATD sensors give you the capability of visually zeroing in on exactly where the audible threat is taking place. 



The ATD sensor(s) can communicate with your camera set-up giving you, for example, the chance to identify a perpetrator or capture a license plate number. Also, thermal imaging, and motion detection will be at your fingertips when ATD is used in conjunction with any video management system (VMS) of your choice. 

Utilizing camera integration with our ATD sensors, you will know exactly where, when, and what took place. We provide real time alerts through text, sms, or email. Our innovative Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) technology is continuously being developed, and refined by Acoem, a global leader in sustainable technology. ATD provides an additional line of defense helping to keep our communities safer. 



Our team is looking forward to sharing with you the latest news, findings, and advancements on this topic. If you are interested in updates about Acoustic Threat Detection technology, follow us on LinkedIn at Acoem Securities Solutions. Visit us on our new blog here at acoematd.com for new content published throughout each month, and let’s continue this discussion about ATD technology. Interested in speaking directly with our sales team now? Contact us

💡 Would you like more in-depth information about Acoustic Threat Detection? Watch this webinar hosted by a member of our Executive Sales Team, Mike Arnold…